Home renovations, trips replace traditional gifts

Job could be on line at office party

Holidays excite wrapping paper manufacturer

Charities want donors to give stock options

AT&T president replaces head of ailing consumer unit

Erased: company loses it all when $17,000 worth of computer records disappear

Contemplates U.S. global concerns

Let's not legalize pot

Denounces video poker's comeback

Urges `Scrooges'

Questions call for retirement-age hike

Don't cry for Eva

Tackle S.C. car rates

Distances Santa from mall policy

Suggests another Christmas shortcut

Poses choice of skating or robbery

Is U.N. listening?

Defends embattled youth program

Asserts Beasley `lied' about banner

Gas tax gouge

Ethnic cards convey cultural diversity

Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-create slaves' Christmas customs

Innovation has brightened Christmas trees over years

Lighting up the holidays

Eilat is suitable place to take a breather

Romance in uniform - the rules can be blurry

Seasonal favorites - Augusta authors reveal treasured holiday works

20th-century technology brings 18th-, 19th-century books to life

Gifts let congressmen travel

Gingrich admits violations

Cost-cutting crucial for HMO program

Gas prices might keep some home

Policing the police: Officers often face inquiry

Two states do battle over tritium production

Effects of Welfare reform feared

'Tis better to give

Students answer Santa's mail

River rivals unequal in tourism

Golden Hawks take title

Area Briefs

Pets may not be ideal gifts

Releases promised by rebels

Business briefs - GIW Industries bought by German subsidiary

Process is tested at SRS

Redistricting may touch local seats

Inmates' numbers decline

Parking ticket penalty unclear

Private school begins modestly

Husbands of soldiers lack formal support

Edwards' heads-up play results in crown

Carolers share joy of season

Aiken hopes art center spurs downtown growth

North Carolina wins Shrine

Spiritual business

Turkey group quietly grows

Booknotes - new book from Aiken native out

Volunteers give good will to mankind

Defense drives Panthers

Movie actress McQueen remembered for kindness

Teamwork leads Dogs over struggling Cougars

Weary Terps win

Jaguars use Means to an end result - win

Miss kicks new life into Jags

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

Marty's mischief tickles toddlers with sound-activated control

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Encryption still tightly controlled

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

With Jobs' return, Apple goes back to its core

By rehiring Jobs, Apple Computer tries to put smile back on Mac users